JoeTheYounger (1179) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Release # 4 from bottle at a beer tasting. Dark black as night pour. Aroma is straight fresh ground black coffee. Reminds me of breakfast right away. I like my coffee like my women (big and bold) so this is right up my alley. Taste is just an onslaught of coffee with a nice hint of bourbon and vanilla and a little chocolate. Most barrel aged coffee stouts lose the coffee flavor and is masked by the bourbon and fall short. NOT this baby...it keeps on giving. EPIC keeps on surprising me. One of my favorite coffee stouts of all time for sure.
markextrae (3171) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample from bottle, shared by a kind soul at quintessence. poured a black colour with a tanned head. nose of roasted coffee, sweet chocolate, fudge, vanilla, charred oak, ashy, dry cacao, light but subtle bourbon barrel notes. taste is sweet. medium to full bodied.
rougeau13 (2426) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from whole foods with a thick frothy beige head with plenty of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, whiskey barrel, coffee, and molasses. Very smooth and somewhat fluffy medium-full bodied. Taste is full of bitter coffee and boozy barrel with some, pepper?
AgentAle (1383) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Intense aroma of licorice, toffee, caramel, vanilla, espresso and bourbon. Taste is very deep rich malts , very viscous and almost chewy. Full body flavors of raisin s, chocolate, espresso and toffee. Light faint tart bitterness to round it out. The high abv is hardly overpowering and surprisingly smooth. Appearance is black with a medium beige head that retains quite well. Fantastic beer.
arnold931 (1182) - Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head and nice lacing. Nose is some coffee, chocolate and cigar ash. Taste add some fudge and vanilla. Delicious.
Frax (47) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bacco. Release #61. Pours black with a thin brown head, light lacing. Dark chocolate aroma, some burned coffee. Raisin and bourbon notes, also a woody chocolate? I don’t know what wood tastes like but I imagine it is something like this. A long bitter coffee bite through the finish. Overall very nice.
electrotype (561) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ça fraie son chemin en moi sans obstacle... Un stout vanillé, caféiné, bien rond et sans grand défaut! On pourrait demander un peu plus de présence d’alcool fort, mais ce serait vraiment pour faire la fine bouche. Et ce liquide tire à 12.7% ABV? Jamais de la vie! Trop bien intégré cet alcool. Excellente bière.
mariuspoenari (722) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review from memory - shared at a tasting about a year ago. Pitch black pour with a fluffy tan head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. The notes are reflected in the taste, as well - not much barrel going on here, but a top notch stout nonetheless.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap - Pours black and smells of dark roast malt, chocolate, and especially coffee. Mmm... coffee. It has a big, rich flavor of that same roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Sweet and full bodied, it’s an excellent beer.
gregwilsonstl (1826) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark chocolate. Lots of coffee. Somewhat peppery. Tasted in line at a SP release.
Imaena (2157) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. This is a really incredible impy with lots of coffee adn roast malt depth. Great brew all around.